Happy Hippo All-Vehicle Wash is part of the Washman family of facilities that's cleaned nearly 14.5 million vehicles, its name a playful reference to its ability to accommodate oversized rides such as RVs and buses. Of course, smaller cars are welcome, too, and all vehicles are de-grimed using a combination of eco-friendly cleansers, computer-controlled sprays—instead of brushes—recycled, filtered water, and soft cloths. Happy Hippo's touchless dryers ensure a spot-free finish, and, much like a visit to the DMV in a dream, the entire process often takes only three minutes or less.
The technicians at Willy’s Genuine Auto Detail wield machinery and their own nimble fingers as they free cars from dirt and imbue them with glossy finishes. Detailing sessions can include interior vacuuming as well as mechanized buffing and hand-applied wax, and specialty sealants help keep paint glistening like a raw steak resting atop a clean kitchen counter. The shop also fits windows with tints and smoothes out dings and dents.
Black cars are notoriously tough to keep clean. But the technicians at Elite Auto Spa have so perfected their detailing skills, that owners of black cars can rest assured there will be no visible swirl marks atop the paint job after the washing, buffing, and polishing has ended. Credit the techs vast experience—which has been honed over 14 years working with high-end vehicles—for the picture-perfect finish. That time has also led them to become experts in a slew of services, from removing bad odors, to steam cleaning engines, to scotch-guarding interior upholstery. Of course, their number one specialty continues to be their signature detailing service. This whole-car overhaul includes steam-cleaning carpets and leather, wiping down interiors and tires, and hand-washing and polishing the exterior until it shines like a diamond that's just been through a car wash.
The expert team at the family-owned Mackie's Car Wash and Auto Detail bring more than 15 years of experience to their work. That's 15 years spend scrubbing mud off tires, vacuuming up debris from back seats, and buffing car exteriors to a showroom-like shine. They apply their expertise to clean both residential cars and commercial vehicles, and can even take their services on the road to clean cars in their own driveways.
For more than 35 years, the crew at Carcraft Auto Appearance Center has scrubbed and scoured autos with wash and detail services. They offer speedy washes with polishing as well as extensive deep cleanings during interior and exterior detailing packages. With an arsenal of professional equipment at their disposal, such as electric buffers, they tackle grime from bumpers to engine compartments on sedans, custom-varnished sports cars, SUVs, heavy-duty trucks, and racecar beds that keep ending up in the sandbox.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.